Chicago Lakeside was chosen to receive one of the 26 Coastal Grants for the Lakeside Heritage Walk!
On April 19th, Governor Pat Quinn visited a volunteer clean-up of Chicago’s Oak Street Beach to announce a $1.6 million investment in environmental and education projects along the Lake Michigan shoreline. These projects will be funded through the Illinois Coastal Management Program (ICMP), formed by Governor Quinn in 2012 to protect Illinois’ 63-mile Lake Michigan shoreline. The announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect our natural resources and ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.
The Lakeside Heritage Walk will become a series of permanent educational signs for Park No. 523 and a portion of 87th Street in South Chicago that will feature information on the site’s ecology and biodiversity, as well as its industrial past and ongoing redevelopment. Yet another testament of the strong State and City support Lakeside continues to receive.
Read more about the Coastal Grants here: